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Plug and Play Japan Kicks off "Global Preparation Course," a Startup Acceleration Program in collaboration with JETRO


TOKYO, JAPAN, September 26 , 2022 -- Plug and Play Japan KK (Based in Shibuya, Tokyo, CEO: Philip Vincent, hereinafter Plug and Play Japan) is pleased to announce that they have been commissioned by the Japan External Trade Organization (Based in Minato-ku, Tokyo, President: Nobuhiko Sasaki, hereinafter JETRO) to run the startup acceleration program called "Startup City Acceleration Program, Global Preparation Course" to support Japanese startups aiming to expand their business in a global market.

JETRO, together with the Cabinet Office and the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI), is developing the Startup City Acceleration Program, an overseas expansion support program for startups that assists startups nationwide in their overseas expansion, centered on 8 hub cities of the startup ecosystem selected by the Cabinet Office, with the aim of developing the startup ecosystem in Japan.

In this program, which is designed to collaborate with top overseas accelerators, Plug and Play Japan will support the global expansion of the 50 selected startups by accepting the "Global Preparation Course," which aims to acquire basic knowledge of global expansion and improve motivation to develop overseas markets.

Startups selected for the program will have the opportunity to attend seminars to acquire practical knowledge necessary for overseas expansion, seminars and mentoring to build business models, and networking and matching opportunities with overseas investors and business partners. At the end of the program, Demo Day is scheduled to be held at SHIBUYA QWS on February 22, 2023 to present the results of this acceleration program. Details will be announced shortly.

Selected Startups (Alphabetical Order)

AP TECH Inc / Arachnoforce Co,Ltd / BLUE Symphony Co., Ltd. / Buganda, Inc. / Careverse Co., Ltd. / choukai medical service / Clerobac / spread with Inc. / D&S EdNet,LLC / DAC-NOTE,Inc. / DeepX,Inc / DXEED Inc. / East Fields inc. / Ecold.inc / Elegant,Inc / eve autonomy, Inc. / F-ZERO, Inc. / FingerVision Inc. / hanataba.co / Herazika Inc. / iDevice, Inc. / miibio, Inc. / milalink Co., Ltd. / Mirai Scien Co. Ltd. / MISOVATION Inc. / MizLinx Inc. / NewMedLab. / O₂ Partners Inc. / Omohibito.co.ltd / ORANGE kitchen Co., Ltd. / Panda Vision Inc. / Powder Keg Technologies LLC / Qolo Inc. / RIDE DESIGN / SAKIGAKE-Semiconductor Co., Ltd. / SeatecHIROSHIMA Ltd. / SENSYN ROBOTICS, Inc. / Simplee inc. / Skiday Inc. / Soft Matter Simulations Co. Ltd. / Space Power Technologies Inc. / StudioEurygraph Inc / SUSHI TOP MARKETING Inc. / tapco / Tetra Tokyo G.K. / toraru co.,ltd. / Universal Bio-Sampling Co.,Ltd / Unwind Inc. / Yellproject Ltd. / Zenmetry

Comment from Sae Yamamoto, Business Partnerships Manager

“We are very pleased to be in charge of the "Global Preparation Course" again this year, and to be able to support 50 startups. We will not only provide lectures and mentoring opportunities from leading experts in the field, but also provide detailed support by Plug and Play Japan members to meet the needs of startups from a wide variety of industries.

We will make every effort to ensure that the startups selected for the program will have a different view of the world after the program. We hope that more startups will be ready to take realistic steps to challenge the global market through our program.”

Comment from Keita Ito, Program Manager

It is a great honor for us to be able to continue our startup support with JETRO as we did last year. Last year, 25 companies were selected for the program, and we were able to support those entrepreneurs and witness their growth through the program by practicing English pitches with them, introducing them to major overseas companies, and accompanying their meetings with overseas companies.

This year, we will be selecting 50 companies for the program, and we are very much looking forward to meeting even more entrepreneurs. We are proud to offer even more growth as the program will be upgraded. We look forward to seeing you at Demo Day.

About Plug and Play Japan

Plug and Play Japan was established in 2017 as a subsidiary of Plug and Play which is a global innovation platform headquartered in Silicon Valley. Our major strength is to provide "Consortium-type Programs with our extensive global network" and support startups through “Venture Capital Investment”.

By working closely with 50+ official corporate partners, Plug and Play Japan supports Japanese and international startups to scale their businesses and to enhance collaboration with industry-leading corporations.

Plug and Play HP: https://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com/about/

Company Overview

Company: Plug and Play Japan KK

Founded: 2017/7/14

Address: Shibuya Center Place 3F 1-16-3, Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Representative: Phillip Vicent

URL: http://japan.plugandplaytechcenter.com/

Inquiry regarding this Press Release

Plug and Play Japan KK

The person in charge: Haruka Ichikawa

Mail: press-japan@pnptc.com